Michael Daum

Bad censorship on Digg
May 1, 2007, 3:48 pm
Filed under: fight the power

Well, I suppose this sort of thing is inevitable. It’s disappointing though.

Seems like a page with a key to unlock HD-DVD’s was dugg pretty heavily earlier today. In an unprecedented move, Digg responded with full content-based censorship. The story was nuked, and a full block was placed on the page displaying the key. There’s a good discussion of events here.

To me this just further demonstrates how a bad idea like DRM can lead to worse ideas like censorship. Growing pains, I tell myself.

For what it’s worth, in case they take the other sources down too, that number again is:

09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0


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